Monday, April 28, 2014

Changes . .

 Baby Ginkgo Waking Up
Absolutely Thrilling

 Winston Churchill and the Cheerfulness-es
(golly its fun to say that)

"magical door bell"
Osa Magillicutty Happy Pants LOVES
When Our Porch Is Open 

these are four silver splints 
that arrived in the mail 
oh yeah, sitting on top of a page I'm 
playing with in my altered book 

cool beans, hm?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Early Morning Adventure

here's a little more from that early morning adventure last Sunday.
 It's a "Historical Center" - the old buildings are saved
although updated more than the original settlers could have imagined
and it is turned into a commercial endeavor.
There are bed & breakfast offerings,
mostly shops,
some bars, plenty of restaurants
and a few places to actually live.
I like the teeny side gardens.
 I am standing behind a statue of Meriweather Lewis
(I think "Meriweather" is a nifty name, don't you?)
I like the hat.
 There are several plaques around this statue.
My favorite part was about the meeting held here between
Lewis & Clark and the residents, who were primarily
French and American Native.
It said Three Cheers were given as the party
took its leave.
I know it was intended as a nice thing
I can't help but hope people do not cheer heartily when i leave.
I was about to leave when i took this photo.
What i liked best was the blooming tree
peeking out
around the side . . . 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Such a beautiful sight

 Warm, Colorful, Inviting
I can't tell you how many times i have stood in that gazebo
playing guitar and singing
for community events
This day, i was enjoying the view
 early in the morning
Me & the Sun

love & love,

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunny Day

I was in St. Charles today
and managed some photos.
this is an enormous statue of Lewis, Clark and Seaman, 
the Newfoundland that adventured with them as they explored.
There are a lot of cool stories about that dog.
They are on top of a mound
that has a circular path winding around towards the top.
here's the view facing south.
same statue from the back
looking north
(pretty, huh?)
looking east, towards the Missouri River
It's a little freaky because the water runs the
"wrong way" for a little bit
on its way to meet up with the Mississippi
But, that's another story.
Close up of Seaman
You would know I'd be most interested in the dog, right?
But, How was i going to demonstrate how BIG the dang thing is?
I'm standing right next to the statue 
holding my little point and shoot up
trying to get both of us in the photo

Life Is Good
love & love,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


oooh, "She's tired, but she don't stop . . "
Lifts the Spirit

Sunday, April 06, 2014